If you live in a capitalist/materialist society, then people who are primarily interested in the making of money will rise to the top salary-wise. They generally tend to be boring people who aren't necessarily particularly intelligent or intellectually curious outside of the skill-sets that allow them to procure money, and those skill-sets include a big part of what would negatively be described as BS or positively as social cohesion.
In other words, they know how to convince people to do stuff for them, be it give them a contract or work 80 hours weeks. This often involves lying, deceit, buzzwords, appeals to emotion, and other propoganda and rhetoric.
But so what? They get the money, but if you think they're boring people, then you win out in the quality of life.
And that's the real answer to your question. You won't find the emotional satisfaction you seek, the avoidance of buzzwords and bureacracies, in your job, no matter what it is (unless you're absurdly lucky or brilliant--see below).
Find satisfaction in the rest of your life: participate in politics, your neighborhood, the arts, nature, friends, lovers, etc. Let those choices then shape your career, rather than the other way around. Build your internet utopia not as a business concern but as a cultural one--wait, I think that's what k5 is trying to be!
Since the money/managerial people are unavoidable, it does make sense to try to establish systems and press strategically for the encouragement of good money people; those who are innovative, and make positive contributions, and who don't lie or resort to buzzwords, etc., and those with a sense of loyalty, etc. It's important to get leaders who for whatever reason feel a moral imperative to help/protect those who have made them rich and successful, even though money/managerial/political/charismatic types can usually succeed with any given set of people.
There's a lot of naivete in the post. The only way to avoid begging for a job is to get out of the capitalist system. Try academia, and even there it's no easy street. Or maybe the governmental complex, e.g. teachers, doctors, and military contractors. But remember, pretty much any system involving people rewards those with social skills, which ain't necessarily a terrible thing. Only true geniuses can get away without having any at all, and there aren't many of those.
Again, looking for spiritual or emotional satisfaction in your career is not the right approach. Try to integrate your career into an already emotionally satisfying life, and you'll do much better.
Any system will have people who are rewarded not because they do their ostensible job well but because they have charisma/social skills. It's harder to fake it in certain fields, like science or athletics, but even there social skills go a long way. And it's nearly impossible to make money w/o an understanding and appreciation for the way people work, even if you figure out a way to avoid interacting with them.
I get the impression that you really like the culture and society of #kuro5hin etc. Don't be tricked into thinking that culture can be simply replicated in a business plan. It's reasonable to look for ways to make business better, and going freelance may be a better option for you, but there are a lot of reasons that work sucks, and a lot of them are unavoidable.